Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?
Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.
Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional.
Fear and guilt are two main reasons people find it hard to set and stick to healthy boundaries. In some situations we may fear rejection or abandonment, so we conform or say yes to things we normally wouldn’t go along with. We may feel fear of confrontation; not wanting to argue or going along just to make things easier. We may also feel guilt as a result of saying no or hurting someone’s feelings.